Humoring the Internet

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I just did something I like to call "humoring the internet." After seeing the name turn up so much on here, I sucked up my pride, plugged my nose, and dove into Attack on Titan (thanks Netflix). It's late now so I'll post my thoughts on the four episodes I got through before stopping for the night later. So, what are your "humoring the internet" moments?
 

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I started watching Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors yesterday. I've seen 3 or 4 episodes of both so far and I'm still not sure how I feel about them. I can't tell if I really like them, or if I feel like I'm supposed to like them and am trying really hard to pick things out about them that I like. I will say though, I hate the animation style of both (though that's really not a deal breaker for me).
 

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House of Cards.

The first episode is kind of slow, but it really starts to kick-in in episode two. I binged watched the rest of season one, starting season two now. Kevin Spacey is amazing.
 

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I started watching Kill la Kill after seeing about half a screenshot of it somewhere and it's completely amazing. I had to stop for a second during Episode 2 to google why Gainex wasn't credited in the opening because I noticed it was so Gurren Lagann it hurts about 2 minutes in. Turns out the two main people who wrote Gurren Lagann jumped ship and set up their own studio called Trigger.

Oh also Log Horizon after watching about 5 minutes of a 20 minute review after confirming that it looks like it doesn't go off the rails far too quickly like some other "help i'm trapped in an MMORPG" anime I could name. It's actually really freaking good, even if Shiroe never really gets challenged enough later on.
 

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nesbitto said:
House of Cards.

The first episode is kind of slow, but it really starts to kick-in in episode two. I binged watched the rest of season one, starting season two now. Kevin Spacey is amazing.
I tried this after repeated recommendations and actually ended up watching more than I would've, if it had been my choice by myself, but I have to say that I don't get the hype around this one at all.

The mood of it is trying to be overly serious all the time and I genuinely have no idea why most of the time.

It also just seems like they love the fact they got Kevin Spacey too much, as it just spends so much time with him and he even talks directly at you to explain things - although I'm still left lost.

I just found it boring. Felt like some sort of faux-drama, where they were trying to make you feel tension all the time and that everything was so big and dramatic and yet I cared about none of it.

Tried about 3-4 episodes and have no drive to return to it.

OT: After hearing good things, mostly from American audiences/friends, about True Detective. I got a subscription to be able to watch it online and I have to say that the channel subscription I am fine with just with watching that programme alone. It justified the cash by itself.

I absolutely loved it and thought Matthew Mccounaghey was brilliant in it, and so was his character.

I loved how they did the most dysfunctional pair of detectives to be the leads as well. It was great to have the partners just not get along in any way.

There, I recommend that, as a thing on the internet. Perhaps now you can use that to be your next 'humoring'.
 

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I made an ernest and extended attempt to get into anime.

It did not work.

It has its moments, but the narrative and visual tropes associated with it just irritate me something fierce. Also, I cannot help but conclude that, contrary to the assertions of its fans, anime is made almost entirely for children, just from a culture that has a different idea of what 'made for children' entails.
 

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I watched My Little Pony, I was pleasantly suprised up until season 3 and that's where I stopped watching. I also tried to get more into anime. It kinda worked and didn't at the same time. It turns out the only anime I really like is the girly romantic anime like Ah! My Goddess and Chobits. Though I can't really stand high school settings with love triangles and who cheated on who drama. I also really enjoyed Spice and Wolf. I have tried to get into other animes but it just doesn't seem to work for me. Whenever I see an episode of a new anime I can sometimes see wherever it is going to go and it ends up boring me and irritating me to no end.
 

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I did the same with Attack on Titan. It really wasn't my thing, but after enough motivation I watched it. I don't regret a thing. Pretty good anime.
 

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Game of Thrones. After a few episodes I decided, nope. It is terrible. I'll stick with the books. Oh and Doctor Who. Fuck Doctor Who.
 

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Cowboy Bebop...

What? I thought the name was ridiculous and it would be something incredibly stupid and the fact that it was a "before my time" sort of deal.

All I will say is I was wrong so...

 

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I bought Deus Ex a week or two ago. It's... It's alright. I do like it, it reminds me a bit of Mass Effect. The combat is really clunky though, and I had to download an autosave mod, because the game doesn't do that by itself.
 

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I did the same with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Attack on Titan.

MLP: FiM - I enjoyed it for what it was as a cartoon. After pretty much marathoning Season 1 - 3 over the span of a week I kind of just fell out of watching it. I don't hold anything against the show and even bought a few merchandise pieces (I'm presently wearing this [http://www.welovefine.com/1708-drink-cider-learn-nothing.html#.U1p4sa1dV60] at the moment, actually). I just didn't care to jump back into it once Season 4 started. On a related note, the fandom across the internet in some areas kind of creeps me out, if I'm being honest.

AoT - I loved it. I'm not sure if I'll watch it again now that the English dubbed version is coming out, but as a guy who doesn't really care for anime, I had a lot of fun with the series. I grew up watching Dragonball Z so the high-action nature of the show really appealed to me on that front. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, for what that's worth.

Now I'm currently awaiting what new thing the internet will show me so I can see it for myself. I'm picky like that.
 

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I didn't know the word "humoring" can mean that, ah well.

Oh jeez, okay. I've marathoned all of these in the past couple of weeks:
Kill la Kill
Afro Samurai
Gravity Falls
Steven Universe
Rick and Morty
Cowboy Bebop
Fullmetal Alchemist

And these a while ago:
MLP: Friendship is Magic
Adventure Time
Regular Show
Attack on Titan
Durarara!!
Code Geass

Yeah, keep 'em animated shows rollin'. I'll get to Baccano! and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood eventually.
 

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For me it was My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic. Turns out it's actually a great show. Go figure...

Oh, and True Detective. It was decently good. Overhyped as all hell, but still fairly good.


Dirty Hipsters said:
I started watching Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors yesterday. I've seen 3 or 4 episodes of both so far and I'm still not sure how I feel about them. I can't tell if I really like them, or if I feel like I'm supposed to like them and am trying really hard to pick things out about them that I like. I will say though, I hate the animation style of both (though that's really not a deal breaker for me).
Stick with it. Bravest Warriors is good, but nowhere near as good as Adventure Time. At least not yet. Catbug and horse = THE BEST part of that show. They are amazing.

Adventure Time literally doesn't start to get good until....episode 6+? The first several episodes of that show are just terrible at getting people into the show. They're all "lolrandom" and just weird without reason. Or...without any reason you'd understand by that point in the show. The further you go, the more sense it all makes. You gotta stick with it a bit and then the plot begins unraveling, and you start to discover backstories, and things you thought were throwaway gags turn out to be important, etc. Great show.
 

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Aerosteam said:
I didn't know the word "humoring" can mean that, ah well.
....That's the only definition of "humoring"....
I mean...sorta. Tangentially.
That's more of a metaphorical humoring.
<_<

Essentially "giving the benefit of the doubt" and "just rolling with it", though the internet itself is unaware of it, so it doesn't impact the internet's "contentedness".
 

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Let me see...

I am now watching Archer, Bob's Burgers and Adventure Time.

I used to be a brony before bronies got creepy. Now I keep the ponies because I'm too lazy to find a new avatar. And season 3 episode 1 was boring.

I got back into Civ with Civ 5 because I kept hearing good things about it. That was good.

I left anime because of all the people telling me to watch Kill la Kill, or Attack on Titan, or some Naruto fan mouth-breathing at me. I used to be so into it I translated for it, but now, just ugh.

InternetAristocrat is pretty damn funny, I'm glad I got into him, even if I don't agree with everything he says.

Oh, Rooster Teeth! I really enjoy their podcast, and Red Vs. Blue, and Rage Quit, and the Versus series, and I got into them because no one would shut up.

I wish people would have shut up about Dark Souls; I may have played it earlier if I didn't have everyone and their mother telling me I needed to play it. Same with Bioshock Infinite. Played it a month ago because people had shut up about it. Had it on my PC for years.
 

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I seem to only "humor the internet" whenever I buy a show on DVD and/or Blu-Ray...

For example, I remember buying the complete series of Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Eden of the East, Baccano!, and the first (and now second) season of Haganai without even watching a single episode beforehand, let alone look up what any of those shows were even about to begin with... (Did not regret buying them in the first place...)

I will say though that I did watch the show Helix and, now, Metal Herlant Chronicles just for shits and giggles... Unlike the later, I'm still not sure if I was suppose to take Helix seriously or not...